Compact Mammography Digitizer from Array

The 2908 MammoPro system, a new digitizer from Array Corp USA, Hampton, NH, boasts a tabletop digitizing system controlled by a touch screen, eliminating the need for a separate PC controller. The system is compact and self-contained, measuring 26 x 33 x 16 inches (WHD). It also features a 50-µm, noise-reducing system that can penetrate films up to density OD4 at a speed of less than 30 seconds for an 18- x 24-inch film. The MammoPro uses the same engine as the ImageChecker DMax computer-aided detection system for digital mammography from R2 Technology, Sunnyvale, Calif, a Hologic company. The system is compatible with all major DICOM-based CD-burning solutions, and the touch-screen interface can be enhanced with an optional keyboard and mouse. (866) 680-7500;

DICOM Image Importing Software from RADinfo Systems

RADinfo Systems, Dulles, Va, recently introduced its new PowerPACS Image Importer. This DICOM image-importing solution is fully compliant with the IHE Portable Data for Imaging and Import Reconciliation Workflow profiles, and works regardless of source: patient CDs, DVDs, legacy PACS, or structured report. Already in use in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and imaging facilities throughout the country, PowerPACS also features intelligent matching algorithms to automatically link incoming images to proper existing records or prompt the operator to verify the match and edit image attributes directly. Modified attributes are stored in the original image for easy tracing. (703) 713-3313;

Ultrasound System Upgrade from Toshiba

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Tustin, Calif, has upgraded its Nemio ultrasound system. The XG enhancements are derived from Toshiba’s Xario ultrasound system; they are designed to provide sharper, crisper images and increased system utility. Nemio XG technology provides Advanced Dynamic Flow, for a more sensitive color Doppler and more detailed images; QuickScan, to optimize 2D images; and ApliPure, for faster image acquisition and greater clarity. (800) 421-1968;

Digital Mammography Display from Totoku

The FDA recently announced 510(k) clearance of a 5-megapixel monochrome digital mammography LCD from Totoku Electric Co Ltd, Tokyo. The ME551i2 boasts a 21.3-inch DICOM-calibrated diagnostic display, with an 11.9-bit grayscale palette and 750 cd/m2 brightness. It also features a luminance equalizer for highly accurate luminance uniformity across the screen, and can simultaneously display 2,048 11-bit shades of gray for smoother and more precise grayscale display. Optional performance-monitoring software also is available, which further enables the evaluation of DICOM GSDF conformance based on data measured by a built-in front luminance sensor. (469) 442-0112;

Cardiovascular Information Solution from Philips Medical

The FDA recently approved the Xcelera 2.1, the latest release of the cardiovascular information solution from Philips Medical Systems, Andover, Mass. The system now has the capability to integrate examination results from cardiology subspecialties, including interventional cardiology, cardiovascular ultrasound, ECG, nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT, cardiac MR, and electrophysiology. Xcelera 2.1 also includes enhanced clinical and reporting tools for 2D and 3D echo, cardiovascular x-ray, nuclear cardiology, and 2D and 3D cardiac CT and MR. “Integration is among the most critical necessities facing the cardiovascular world today,” said Oran Muduroglu, CEO of healthcare informatics at Philips Medical, in a press release. “With this new release, we’ve streamlined workflow by providing instant access to all relevant images and information at one location.” (800) 934-7372;